[R-SIG-Mac] Problem using the R.app GUI Package Installer

Joseph Kunkel jkunkel1 at une.edu
Wed Sep 28 23:26:50 CEST 2016

I got this error message working under R version 3.3.0  trying to use the Mac [R.app GUI 1.68 (7238) x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0]  Packages & Data/ Package Installer

R error message:
Warning: unable to access index for repository http://cran.at.r-project.org/bin/macosx/mavericks/contrib/3.3:  cannot open URL 'http://cran.at.r-project.org/bin/macosx/mavericks/contrib/3.3/PACKAGES'

I checked for upgrades and installed R version 3.3.1

I got the same error message once again.

Luckily I remembered that I could install libraries from within R and thus used:

> install.packages('RCurl', dependencies=TRUE, repos='http://cran.rstudio.com/')

But I am wondering if the malfunction of the GUI approach is something I can fix or is temporary?


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Joseph G. Kunkel, Research Professor
112A Marine Science Center
University of New England
Biddeford ME 04005

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